US Southern Command warns about possible spread of Ebola

US Southern Command has warned that the coming winter vacation season is raising concerns about the potential for Ebola cases in Caribbean and Central American countries.

General John Kelly, the Head of US Southern Command, has said that leaders from Caribbean and Central American countries are voicing concerns that many vacationers will be travelling often without passing through airport screenings that the US is putting in place. He said small nations such as Haiti would have a difficult time coping with an Ebola outbreak.

The General said that he had sent a military planner and a medical expert to Germany to work with Africa Command officials in order to better prepare Southern Command if Ebola cases start to surface.

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